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Clinton Township

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About Clinton Township

Clinton Township is a large community in eastern Michigan, home to a diverse and thriving population. As one of the largest townships in the state, it offers top-of-the-line libraries, senior programs, and public safety and municipal services. Clinton Township's continual commercial development and redevelopment have created a vibrant culture and flourishing economy.

The History of Clinton Township

Clintown Township was originally settled as Huron Township in 1818, taking its name from the nearby Huron River. However, when another Huron River (south of Detroit) led to confusion in the area, the Michigan Territorial Legislature elected to rename the river and township. Both were named after DeWitt Clinton, a well-liked governor in New York. Clinton had played a large part in the construction of the Erie Canal, which had provided a route for settlers to come to Michigan.

With lucrative industries such as lumbering, sawmills and gristmills in its early years, combined with strong municipal growth programs over many decades, Clinton Township grew and evolved to become to largest township in Michigan.


Jobs in Clinton Township

Clinton welcomes a range of businesses, but two stand out as the township's major employers. Chippewa Valley Schools and L'Anse Creuse Public Schools provide thousands of local jobs, including teaching, administrative and support staff positions.

Clinton Township and the greater Detroit metropolitan area have both small and large industries, which provide plenty of options when it comes to looking for a job. Some of the area's major industries include trade and transportation, professional and business services, manufacturing, education and health services. If you can't find a viable job in Clinton Township, commuting to Detroit is always an option.

Clinton Township Schools

Students who live in Clinton Township enroll at one of two districts: Chippewa Valley Schools or L'Anse Creuse Public Schools. Among the districts programs are early education centers, an adult education center and an international academy.

Resources for Moving to Clinton Township

As you prepare for your move to Clinton Township, the following resources may be helpful:

  • Utilities: The township oversees water and sewer services and billing, while DTE Energy provides electricity to the area.
  • Garbage and Recycling: Trash is collected on a weekly basis, and you can order a bin for recyclables through GFL Environmental Services.
  • Transportation: The SMART Bus maintains a network of routes in and around the township. City-provided transportation is also available for seniors and disabled residents.

Clinton Township Housing

If you're looking for budget-friendly housing in Clinton Township, start your search on the south side of the community. However, if budget is no issue, you can find more luxurious homes along the Clinton River, near Cadillac Memorial Gardens East, the Fern Hill Golf Club and Frank H. Budd Park. Like most of Michigan, Clinton Township is a very affordable place to live, with average housing prices that tend to be lower than national averages.